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HP Quietly Drops Price Of Pre 3 To £69

HP has quietly reduced the price of the now-defunct Pre 3 smartphone to a mere £69, more than the £49 we were expecting it to sell for but much less than the £300 or so retailers were set to charge us.

The product page of the Pre 3, which can be found here, doesn't appear to have been updated since HP fatefully decided to end the (rather short) run of the WebOS-based smartphone (ed: they've removed the pricing altogether now).

UK retailers - bitten by a traumatic TouchPad experience - have been very reluctant to cut the price of the smartphone, preferring instead to sell it for far more than the suggested retail price in a bid to cash in on HP's desire to exit the mobile market altogether.

While there are plenty of HP Pre 2 handsets being stocked (with the cheapest costing around £150), we have yet to trace any online retailers stocking the latest iteration.

The device comes with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655T clocked at 1.5GHz, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, a 3.56-inch touchscreen with a WVGA resolution, a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard, dual-mic noise cancellation, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AGPS, a five-megapixel AF camera, front VGA, all covered by a two year warranty.